Thursday, June 6, 2013

Alaska or bust!

If I have said it once, I've said it a thousand times...God is so good!
I head to the airport in just over 12 hours from now. Final destination...Anchorage, AK!
Each year I have been, God has shown Himself mightily. Things that only He could do have occurred. People's lives are changed forever, mine included. God has given me an amazing opportunity once again to go into the most unchurched state and be a part of a ministry that shares the Gospel and speaks Truth into the hearts and minds of people who need Him. There is no greater thing than fulfilling the Great Commission! Doesn't matter where you are, but I am grateful that it's Alaska for me in this season of my lifetime.
Wow! A sixth trip to the same area with the same ministry...what a blessing! Someone asked me what my favorite part is in going, outside of the ministry aspect. Meeting people was my answer.
Hands down, I have met some of the most amazing people over the past five years. Made lifelong friends along the way, too. I have learned so much about myself through those I meet and work side by side in the trenches. Is it not simply awesome that God puts us in circumstances that are difficult at times to help us become more dependent upon Him and His strength?!!
The fact that He loves me too much to not let me remain comfortable astounds me.
There is always more work to do for the Kingdom.
There is always someone in need of the Truth.
Always one more person to love.
After five summers I know one thing...in all the sameness, nothing is ever the same. I love the anticipation each day brings on the mission field. What is God going to do today?
It is a reminder to me to anticipate God's good works at home, too. My mission field begins and ends at home. I am just blessed to have a detour to Alaska every now and again.
Tomorrow, begins a new journey. God has great plans. I cannot wait to see what is in store for those of is answering His call to Alaska this summer!!!

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